就是

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Chinese[edit]

 
at once; then; right away
at once; then; right away; only; (emphasis); to approach; to move towards; to undertake
be; yes; this
simp. and trad.
(就是)

Pronunciation[edit]


Note: tō-sī/tiō-sī/tio̍h-sī/to̍h-sī - substitute for 著是着是.
  • Wu
    • (Shanghainese)
      • Wiktionary: xxieu zr (T3); jjieu zr (T3); xxeu zr (T3)
      • Sinological IPA (key): /ʑ̻iɜ²² z̻z̩⁴⁴/, /d̥͡ʑiɜ²² z̻z̩⁴⁴/, /ʑ̻ɜ²² z̻z̩⁴⁴/
Note:
  • 3jjieu zr - influenced by Mandarin;
  • 3xxeu zr - less common.

Verb[edit]

就是

  1. to be precisely; to be none other than; it is ... that
    堅持就是勝利 / 坚持就是胜利  ―  jiānchí jiùshì shènglì  ―  persistence is victory

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Conjunction[edit]

就是

  1. even if (when the verb of the following part of the sentence is preceded by ())
    就是下雨我們 [MSC, trad.]
    就是下雨我们 [MSC, simp.]
    Jiùshì xiàyǔ, wǒmen yào qù. [Pinyin]
    Even if it rains, we shall go.
    就是 [MSC, trad.]
    就是 [MSC, simp.]
    Jiùshì ràng tā lái, wǎn le. [Pinyin]
    Even if she comes, it will be too late.
  2. even
    就是現在步子還是壯健有力 [MSC, trad.]
    就是现在步子还是壮健有力 [MSC, simp.]
    Jiùshì xiànzài, tā de bùzǐ háishì hěn zhuàngjiàn yǒulì de. [Pinyin]
    Even now he walked with a vigorous step.
  3. (giving emphasis) just; really
    從不菠菜就是喜歡味兒 [MSC, trad.]
    从不菠菜就是喜欢味儿 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ cóngbù chī bōcài. Wǒ jiùshì bù xǐhuān nà wèir. [Pinyin]
    I never eat spinach. I just don't like the taste.
  4. like; in the same way as

Usage notes[edit]

就是…… () is used to express "even if" in case of a hypothetical statement. This construction is the same as 即使 (jíshǐ)……也, 即便 (jíbiàn)……也, 縱使纵使 (zòngshǐ)……也, 哪怕 (nǎpà)……也 and 就算 (jiùsuàn)……也. There are differences with the last two: 就算 gives a feeling that the hypothesis has little chance of being realized, while 哪怕 is stronger.

If the statement is not hypothetical, 雖然虽然 (suīrán)……但是 (dànshì) is used instead.

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Interjection[edit]

就是

  1. it sure is!; exactly!

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